A vote for the Liberal Democrats on 8th June is a vote to change Britain's future.
In our manifesto, we set out how we will combat the arrogance and heartlessness of Theresa May's government and stand up for a Britain of which we can be proud.
This momentous manifesto sets out our hopes and our plans for an open, tolerant and united country.
From defending our place in Europe, to protecting universal human rights, to building a greener economy, it encapsulates our positive vision for the future.
Among other things, we will:
- reduce the price of bus travel for 16- to 21-year-olds by two thirds;
- fund the NHS properly by raising income tax by one penny in the pound;
- more than double the production of green electricity to 60% by 2030;
- offer you a vote on the final Brexit deal; and
- give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in elections and referendums.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto puts our young people front and centre. We will invest £7bn in our schools and colleges. We will extend healthy, free school meals to all primary school students. We will help young people buy their first home for the same cost as renting.
Richard Foord, Liberal Democrat candidate for North Somerset, welcomes the manifesto and its focus on young people.
“The Tory government is ignoring young people in this country," says Richard. "Pursuit of a soft Brexit might have served as a compromise between those who voted to Leave and those who voted to Remain."
"Yet the Tories are intent on pursuing a UKIP-informed hard Brexit. With our manifesto, we are sending a strong message that the Liberal Democrats want to create a better future for everyone in North Somerset, not just the rich and powerful. It’s time for change. It’s time for a fresh start. Only the Liberal Democrats have an affordable plan to make this happen.”
We believe that our country deserves a better future – a better future in global business, a better future for working people, a better future for the planet. If you want younger generations to enjoy a progressive, outward-looking, prosperous Britain, support our manifesto today. And vote Liberal Democrat on 8th June.